I guess it is a day for abandonment reports out of Entertainment Weekly as they follow up their Amanda Seyfried dropping out of Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch report with word that High School Musical star Zac Efron has pulled out of the starring role in Paramount’s remake of the 1984 movie musical Footloose. The site published the following statement from Paramount which intends to still proceed with the feature:
Footloose is a project we’ve longed to see re-booted for a new generation. While Zac is no longer attached, we remain excited and committed to the collective brain trust of Kenny Ortega, Neil Meron and Craig Zaden, who will reinvigorate the franchise. Their fresh take on the film will undoubtedly be filled with the same kind of breakout performances that we’ve come to expect from them.
Despite this statement EW says the filmmakers are under the gun to find an equally bankable star or the fim may end up on hold.
The reason for Efron’s departure is said to come as a result of his advisors telling him to diversify his filmography before diving into another musical. Efron has the upcoming indie feature Me and Orson Welles from director Richard Linklater plus the Big carbon copy 17 Again with Matthew Perry later this year.
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